What's The Difference Between A Common Bn & A Bn

Discussion in 'Pleco - Plecostomus' started by april_fish, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. april_fish

    april_fishValued MemberMember

    What's the difference between a common bristlenose pleco and a bristlenose pleco? Is there a difference?
  2. Kenny777

    Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Just color.
  3. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    They are very closely related. Common BNs are the originals, the other were just bred for thing like color, and as a result gradually shrunk.
  4. OP

    april_fishValued MemberMember

    Ah, I see. Thanks for the reply!
  5. TwoHedWlf

    TwoHedWlfWell Known MemberMember

    Well a common bristlenose is a bristlenose of the common type. A bristlenose pleco is a bristlenose pleco of any type.
  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Mwaaaaa. There are several species of bristlenoses in the wild (google Ancistrus) .
    A.temminckii, dolichopterus, cirrhosus, L144, L181, L182 etc etc. Several of those crossbreed. That crossbreeding resulted in a BN called Ancistrus cf (meaning looking like) cirrhosus (one of the species).
    So this species in fact doesn't live in the wild and is reffered to as common (ordinary). Besides of that there are albinos, calicos from this same "species"
  7. Lance0414

    Lance0414Well Known MemberMember

    So different BNs can breed together? My BN looks like a Cirrhosus but has the white stripe on his fins like a Dolichopterus, is this normal crossbreeding or just how she is?
  8. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Yes most BN's crossbreed. It all depends of the originals they came from and how far the offfspring is from those parrents.
    In this vid you'll see one of my "common" ones. in the pic is a complete different type but probably a common too Lat pic is a sister of the one in the vid + a lemon (xanthistic colorvariaty sold as L144 but isn't).


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